Electricity from wood
The device should also be ready to step in when classic building heating systems are not working as a result of a power outage. The current yield of up to 0.5 kW can cover the basic energy required by pumps and controls for the heating of buildings, hot water, LED home lighting and mobile devices.
An essential element of this new product in this respect is the use of thermoelectric generators (TEG), which allows the direct conversion of thermal energy from the wood fire into electric energy. For decades now, this reliable technology has been used for supplying supply energy to space probes far away from Earth. TEGs were also used by the 2011 NASA mission within the scope of the "Mars Rover Curiosity" programme.
Pictures Fairs 2017
Shape and colour of the e-stove. In the 2016 summer semester, fifteen Design students from the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the University of Applied Sciences Wismar designed, in cooperation with HE Energy GmbH, around thirty proposals for various e-stove coverings. They were supervised by Volker Zölch, professor of product design and design-strategy development.
Based in the technology and research centre in Wismar, the HE Energy GmbH team developed this unique technology along with partners from the fields of research, science and education.
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR e.V.), Cologne
- Fraunhofer-Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik (IPM), Freiburg
- Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme (IKTS), Dresden
- Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences with the faculties of architecture and design and economics
- The An-Institut of the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar, Institut für Polymertechnologien e.V. (IPT), Wismar